I agree that this was an excellent interview and podcast - to my surprise, given that Mr. Price was the host.
For my part, however, I enjoy hearing the wry and sly quality of Mr. Price’s voice and have sometimes enjoyed his humor.
He’s an unfortunate choice of POI host for other far more important reasons in my ears/eyes, but no need to beat that horse again.
Anyway, Mr. Nygard was great!
By coincidence, I’d just ordered his new DVD from Amazon, and now I really can’t wait to see the film.
Among several other comments made by Mr. Nygard, I loved this, which may become more-or-less my new motto:
“Once you stop learning, you start dying.”
That’s a wonderful and true insight, as were Mr. Nygard’s comments about the necessity of creating and the relationship of that concept to life purpose.
As a further aside, Mr. Nygard remarked, “If you want to find out what people really believe, look at what they do, not what they say.”
I think that is a key insight, also. FWIW, I remember hearing an old Alan Watts lecture in which he said the same thing specifically with regard to Christianity. Watts’ comment was something to the effect of, “If they really believed what the New Testament says about heaven and hell they’d be out every day shouting from the rooftops instead of buying TV sets and worrying about whether their kids are going to go to college.”
As Mr. Nygard mentioned, so very much of religion really is about tribe/community rather than belief, but the latter is held rather maniacally in order to maintain the benefits of the former. That’s a key fact that we non-believers so often fail to appreciate, especially those of us who have never lived within a religious social group.
Last, with credit and thanks to Mr. Price for mentioning it, I’m going to look for the Walter Kaufman book, “Faith of the Heretic.”